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Smart home devices include a range of sensors and connected appliances designed to perform specific tasks. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Nearly half of all homeowners and renters in the United States would consider allowing their insurance company to receive information about the status of their home through a smart home device or system, according to a new survey from the Insurance Research Council.

Forty-five percent of those participating in the survey said they would consider it, while 31% said they “don’t know or were not sure.”

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